Aikido

Articles on USAdojo.com about the Aikido style, Japanese martial arts that redirects attacks, using throws, joint locks, and the use of traditional weapons.

Aikido and Conflict Management

The name, ai-ki-do, means roughly the way of unified or harmonized spirit. Unlike many other fighting arts, it is not a sport. In fact,...

Aikido Principles

You can't learn much about aikido just by reading. Many hours of practice and experiment are needed before the ideas presented here will have...

Aikido Philosophy

Introduction In their encounters with life, thinking people of all times and places have asked the same big questions, offering different answers in keeping with...

About Aikido

Eight forces sustain creation: movement and stillness, solidification and fluidity, extension and contraction, unification and division. Techniques employ four qualities that reflect the nature of our world....

Luca Cavallotto Photographer – Aikido in Berlin

Young Italian Photographer, Luca Cavallotto, shares his love for Aikido with his black and white photos of Aikido in Berlin. Perhaps the youngest Japanese martial art,...

Richard Ostrofsky Aikido

Aikido As Political Theory Time out of mind, martial arts have been practiced by aristocrats and by thugs. Middle-class people, concerned with cost accounting, profit...

Is Aikido A Martial Art

Sensei Henry Ellis - 2001 This article originally appeared in 3 parts on the Cyberkwoon website. It is here published in its entirety. PART 1 At...

The Theory of Kyu-Shin-Do

Kyu = Desire – Yearn – Sphere – Circle – Search – Study. Shin = Heart – New – Spirit – True – To be...

Recollections of the Early Days of Aikido Great Britain

In 1957, I (Henry Ellis) was studying Judo and Karate at the Abbe School of Budo at the "Hut" in Hillingdon, Middlesex, a suburb...

The British Aikido Tree

The British Aikido Tree is a graphic illustration of all the early teachers from the arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to Britain in 1955....

British Aikido – Full Circle

Aikido Legacy The history of British Aikido offers a rich and proud legacy for the genuine students of both today and of the future. A...

Aikidoka Derek Eastman Interview

I have known Sensei Derek Eastman for some 12 years and during those years I have heard so many stories about both Sensei Eastman and...

Aikido History, Training and Etiquette

Although aikido is a relatively recent innovation within the world of martial arts, it is heir to a rich cultural and philosophical background. Aikido...

The History of Aikido and the Origins of Aiki Ju-jutsu

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) in Tokyo, Japan in 1942. Ueshiba was born in a rural area of Japan near Osaka and...